Monday, March 06, 2006

Farewell letters and baby cuddles...

I had one of those days. Went smoothly, lots of kids talked and laughed with me, I said goodbye to some that will graduate, I received farewell letters and I got to cuddle a new baby. For me, all in all a lovely way to spend a working day...

The following letter from Fujii kun almost made me cry. Written from the heart without prompts from the teacher. I will rewrite it word for word following the photo if it is difficult to read.
Dear Ellen
Hello, Ms Ellen. I'm very sad now because we won't be able to meet you soon. But I'll not forget you forever. I'd like to tell you this word. The word is ishindenshin. It's one of the Japanese words I love. This word means "We are able to understand each other without saying something." So, I hope that we can understand each other without saying something. I'm glad to meet you. Your English classes are very fun. I had a very good time with you. Please speak to me if we meet anywhere someday. Our birthday is March twelfth. It's a little fate. Thankyou very much.
Kazunori Fujii.

Recently, the art teacher had a baby boy. She bought him in for a visit today. I got plenty of cuddles and put him to sleep. I then had to fight for cuddles with one of my 15 year old students (pictured above). The student kept repeating in Japanese... I want one! I want one!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

These days make teaching! M XXX

J-girl said...

Sniffle... That was a great letter.

Rosie said...

Great letter, but now I'm clucky!!

beckyyyy said...

Aw, thats so lovely!! :)